An SRV (service) record is responsible for informing users of special services running under your domain. For example, massivedns.com could have FTP access. So, instead of users manually entering the FTP details into their FTP client, the details can be … Continued
MX records are responsible for providing the correct routing information for incoming mail of a domain. For example, when a friend of yours sends an email to your domain, massivedns.com, your friend will lookup the MX records of the domain … Continued
A CNAME record (canonical or alias) maps a hostname to a hostname, e.g. (store.massivedns.com -> massivedns.com) In the above example, anyone visiting ‘store.massivedns.com’ will be pointed to the root domain, ‘massivedns.com’. This behaviour indicates that ‘store.massivedns.com’ is an alias of … Continued
An AAAA Record maps a human-readable hostname (i.e. massivedns.com – or – www.massivedns.com – or – store.massivedns.com) to an IPv6 address (i.e. 2001:0db8:85a3:0042:1000:8a2e:0370:7334) AAAA Records live within your domain nameservers.
An A Record maps a human-readable hostname (i.e. massivedns.com – or – www.massivedns.com – or – store.massivedns.com) to an IP address (i.e. 18.104.22.168) A Records live within your domain nameservers.
Nameservers are responsible for translating human-readable domain names (such as massivedns.com) into an IP address. Nameservers are similar to address books, a person looks up the address (domain name) and the address book (nameserver) provides the location (IP address). Each … Continued
Glue records are the binding (or glue) of IP addresses to your nameservers, e.g. ns1.domain.com = 22.214.171.124 ns2.domain.com = 126.96.36.199 Glue records are held at the parent (GTLD / ccTLD / sGTLD) nameservers. Example Scenario: Domain Nameservers Without Glue Records … Continued
Managing domain names can be challenging at the best of times. This tutorial is designed to clear up some of the confusion around the differences between CNAME and A (address) records. Websites are served from locations that are uniquely identified by a group … Continued